Application process begins for Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waivers for summer

Applications are now being accepted for the Marshall University Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waiver program for the summer 2013 terms, according to Dr. Donna Spindel, dean of the Graduate College. The program provides tuition assistance for Marshall University graduate students and Marshall University full-time faculty and staff employees

Applicants must be currently admitted and enrolled in a graduate degree-granting or certificate program at Marshall University. Up to three hours of waiver for graduate coursework will be awarded to qualified applicants. The waiver does not cover online courses and a student cannot hold a graduate assistantship and a tuition waiver at the same time.

The awarding of waivers is very competitive and is made on the basis of academic achievement and promise, Spindel said. Students who received a Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waiver for the spring term, 2013, are not eligible for a waiver for summer 2013.

  • Deadline for the applications is Friday, April 5. Applicants who are awarded waivers will be notified by e-mail. Waivers are posted to student accounts within 10 business days of approval and registration. Award recipients are responsible for any amount not covered by the waiver. Balances must be paid by the tuition/fee due date noted on the Bursar website at
  • Applicants must be registered for graduate courses for spring 2013 by Wednesday, May 1, in order to receive a waiver. Spindel said applicants are encouraged to register for classes at the same time they submit a waiver application. Waivers for students who are not registered by May 1 will be assigned to other qualified applicants.

Applications are available in the Graduate College office (Old Main 113) on the Huntington campus, through a student’s academic department office on the South Charleston campus, or online at

Completed waiver applications can be mailed, emailed, or faxed. Mail to the Graduate College, Old Main 113, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755, e-mail to or fax to 304-696-3316.

For more information, contact the Graduate College office at 304-696-6606.